Innocence

Innocence By the Numbers

Exonerations by State

StateNumber

Florida

30

Illinois

21

Texas

13

Louisiana

11

Oklahoma

10

North Carolina

10

Arizona

9

Ohio

9

Alabama

6

Georgia

6

Pennsylvania

9

California

5

Mississippi

5

Missouri

4

New Mexico

4

Massachusetts

3

Tennessee

3

Indiana

2

Nevada2

South Carolina

2

Arkansas

1

Delaware

1

Idaho

1

Kentucky

1

Maryland

1

Nebraska

1

Virginia

1

Washington

1

Exonerations by 5-Year Span

From 1973-1999, there were an average of 3.03 exonerations per year. From 2000-2020, there have been an average of 4.29 exonerations per year.